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Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:40

Review: Thrown by a Curve

thrownbyacurve“Thrown by a Curve” by Jaci Burton (contemporary, Berkley, March 2013, $15.00, 352pp)

 

Series: Play-by-Play, book 5

 

Summary:
She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves.

 

For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:34

Review: High Risk

High-Risk“High Risk” by Vivian Arend (contemporary, Berkley, March 2013, $7.99, 336pp)

 

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Series: An Adrenaline Novel, book one

 

Summary:
LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…

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“Curve Ball” by Charlotte Stein (ebook) Buy from Amazon
This erotic romance reads like a stream of consciousness from the heroine’s point of view – a self-conscious, slightly overweight woman who is in love with her brother’s best friend. The best friend. Steven, is a bit of a horn dog who believes Judy (heroine) hates him. While on a small boat with her brother, her brother’s wife and Steven, Judy can’t escape the Steven – who finally makes a move. This one is hot and quite endearing.

 

“Raid” by Kristen Ashley (ebook) Buy from Amazon
I adore Kristen Ashley’s Unfinished Heroes series and could not wait to read “Raid” – which I did as soon as it was available for purchase on Amazon. This book is significantly shorter than most of Ashley’s other books which made me very happy. Raid is a fantastic hero, and a classic Ashley hero. I loved this book.

 

“Winter’s Thaw” by Mari Carr & Jayne Rylon (ebook) Buy from Amazon
I adored Carr and Rylon’s Compass brother series, so automatically put this one (a new series about the Compass brothers’ daughters) on my Must Read list. I was definitely hooked on the new direction, but sense that there will be a heart wrenching, tear-inducing story line that is similar to the one in the first series. Why must these authors make me cry?

 

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Sunday, 03 March 2013 13:13

Review: See the Light

seethelightnewrelease“See the Light” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, m/m, Loose Id, February 2013, $5.99, 131pp)

 

Summary:
Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.

 

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Saturday, 02 March 2013 14:18

Review: A Bride by Moonlight

bridemoon“A Bride by Moonlight” by Liz Carlyle (historical, Avon, March 2013, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Summary:
On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .

 

Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard's most relentless police commissioner. He's vowed to bring Lisette to justice—but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt . . . and more certain he must have her. But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her?

 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 20:06

Review: Knowing the Ropes

KnowingTheRopes v1“Knowing the Ropes” by Teresa Noelle Roberts (erotic, Samhain, February 2013, 312pp)

 

Summary:
They’ve got the sex factor in spades. But can love survive the “ex” factor?

Selene has harbored kinky, submissive fantasies most of her life, but her experience as a domestic-abuse counselor leaves her leery of giving up that much control. Case in point: the ex-fiancé she didn’t love quite enough to test the limits of trust.

 

At a BDSM meet-and-greet, she sets out to learn how far is too far. Nick seems like the ideal dom to show her the ins and outs of ropes, floggers, and paddles—with no commitment clause.

 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:35

Review: Edge of Dawn

edgeofdawn150px“Edge of Dawn” by Lara Adrian (paranormal, Delacorte, March 2013, $25.00, 288pp)

 

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Series: Midnight Breed, book 11

 

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Monday, 25 February 2013 20:14

Review: Winterblaze

winterblaze-cover“Winterblaze” by Kristen Callihan (historical, paranormal, Forever, February 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

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Series: The Darkest London, book 3

 

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“Valentine’s Dates” by Rhian Cahill (ebook)
This is a very cute romance about Valentine and her brother’s best friend Brent who is tired of watching her date a series of losers. This novella is a very quick read at only 55 pages, but put a happy smile on my face when I was finished.

 

“Disciplined by the Dom” by Chloe Cox (ebook)
Last week, I read Cox’s “Tied by the Tycoon,” a story that I enjoyed. However, the BDSM scene where the hero has anal sex with the heroine while she is tied up and restrained on a device of some sort and hung off the side of a Manhattan building in the middle of winter gave me pause. Of course, I had to go read the next book in the series which had a disclaimer about some of the scenes (which weren’t nearly as WTF? as those in the Tycoon book). I had a very difficult time with the heroine of this story who had been anally raped by a close family friend and seemed to be seeking out BDSM as a way to fix herself. Personally, I thought she could’ve used a therapist instead.

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:51

Review: Irresistible

Irresistible“Irresistible” by Liz Bankes (young adult/New Adult, Walker Childrens, February 2013, $2.99, 240pp)

 

Summary:
When Mia gets a summer job at a prestigious country club, it's hard work, but fun, especially as a romance develops with fellow student Dan. However, from the beginning she is drawn to the sexy, rich and bored Jamie--he's got everything he could ever want, and enjoys nothing more than messing with people's lives for his own entertainment. Mia knows getting involved with Jamie is a bad idea, but there's something so dangerously exciting about Jamie she just can't resist.

 

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